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Why does the Torah say "Vayehalchu... Vayavi'u"?

1.

Ramban #1, Da'as Zekenim #1: They sent it from Dosan to their father with whoever was going to Chevron.

2.

Ramban #2: They sent it to Chevron to one of their homes, and when they returned to Chevron, they brought it to him personally. 1

3.

Rashbam: They sent the robe via unspecified messengers, who would make out to Yakov that they (the messengers) had found it, to deflect Yakov's suspicions from them.

4.

Targum Yonasan: They sent it via the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, Yosef's friends, in order to deflect Yakov's suspicions from them.

5.

Ramban #3, Da'as Zekenim #2, Rosh and Seforno, Ha'Emek Davar: The word "Vayeshalchu" means that they made incisions in it, 2 to resemble the teeth-marks of a wild beast.


1

As implied by the continuation of the Pasuk.

2

From the word 'Shelach' - a sword, as in Iyov, 36:12.

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